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Old 12-29-2012, 05:55 AM   #31
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Since my IQ is higher than room temperature (SI units) it's a matter of seconds - even if drunk - for me to calculate my blood alcohol.
It's legal here to drive with under 0.3%o and under 0.5%o if you don't show signs of unsafe driving.

Might double check your IQ-ometer. Germany's laws are way to lenient.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #32
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At least they are stricter than the US laws.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #33
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At least they are stricter than the US laws.
Not with the decimal point being there you're not.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #34
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In my world 0.5 is stricter than 0.8 - all points where they intended to be.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #35
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In lack of the right symbol I used "%o" for "per mill".



As do a thousand other things. Listening to music or audiobooks, looking at the satnav, talking to your passenger, looking at the landscape, being tired, being emotionally stressed and so on and so on.
So there's no reason to be especially afraid of alcohol in small amounts.
All good points. I think about it like this.
Each distraction is a stone thrown in the bucket, you get enough stones in there and you won't be able to carry the bucket anymore. Some people are naturally stronger than others and may be able to carry more in their bucket but you start pouring alcohol into the bucket and you wont be able to carry as many stones. The more alcohol, the fewer stones you can carry.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:00 AM   #36
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Thanks for your post of the TAC ad ... it's about the most powerful message out there .. kudos to TAC for it's production ... even though they have copped some considerable flack from the motorcycling fraternity here in oz in recent months for other ads.

I often have reason to be walking through the Emergency Dept where I work and, all too often, I see the retrieval teams come in with their payloads .. and I see the people in various states of rescus ... that's just the beginning of the recovery process for those that survive. I also see them far further down the track when they have to deal with their drug addictions that come as a result of injuries and PTSD. The crash is just the start.

The message is powerful and true >>> it can all go horribly wrong in a millisecond regardless of alcohol or speed or inattention ... sometimes just the wrong place at the wrong time so take care out there.

In the end it's up to each and every one of us to minimise our input to negative outcomes in time and space.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:00 PM   #37
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Everyone knows someone who's been affected by a drunk driver. My mom died from a head on collision with a drunk and I've been hit twice. Rear ended by a truck at a stoplight and sideswiped when a drunken biker lost it on a corner. Make a habit of calling a cab, ride the bus or have a designated driver. Even when you feel "fine" , you're probably not. Save a life, maybe even your own, and do the right thing. You only need to see the aftermath of a tragedy once, believe me.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:15 PM   #38
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Especially tonight for New Years - let's make it safe for those who ARE the designated driver and want to get people home safely. I personally have a lot of friends who will be on the road tonight.

For those hosting parties: please don't be afraid to confront anyone who has had too much. It sucks to do it, but I've never lost any friends over it.

That said, party on!
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